There are many considerations that go into choosing a standout audition song. Here are some of the most important:
- Is it age-appropriate? (Nobody wants to see a 12-year-old sing about *adult* themes.)
- Does it showcase the part of the voice / vocal technique that the role you are working toward showcases? (If a character belts in the show, it’s good to belt in your audition song!)
- Is your audition song in the musical style of the show you’re auditioning for? (Rock for rock, classical for classical!)
- Will the pianist be able to play the accompaniment?
- Can you find an audition cut that fits the audition time requirements?
Now that you know what to look for, feel free to take my audition song idea quiz or check out the entire list of songs for girls below!
Audition Song Idea List for Girls
- “Picture Show”: Bonnie and Clyde
- “I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here”: Annie*
- “I Know It’s Today”: Shrek the Musical
- “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile”: Annie*
- “Everlasting”: Tuck Everlasting
- “Good Girl Winnie Foster”: Tuck Everlasting
- “It’s Possible”: Seussical
- “Naughty”: Matilda*
- “Look At Me”: Freckleface Strawberry
- “I Like Danny”: Freckleface Strawberry
- “I Hate Freckles”: Freckleface Strawberry
- “I Can Be Anything”: Freckleface Strawberry
- “Hey It’s Me”: Freckleface Strawberry
- “May We Entertain You?”: Gypsy
- “Little Lamb from Alabama”: Big Fish (without the curse word)
- “Born To Entertain”: Ruthless
- “Talent (Reprise #2)”: Ruthless
- “If Momma Was Married”: Gypsy*
- “My New Philosophy”: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown*
- “My Party Dress”: Henry & Mudge
- “Ring of Keys”: Fun Home
- “I Gotta Crow”: Peter Pan
- “Water in the Well” – Violet
- “I Know Things Now”: Into the Woods
*Might be overdone. In my opinion, if an overdone audition song is the perfect song for your audition –and you can rock it– go for it!
- “Maybe”: Annie*
- “Tomorrow”: Annie*
- “The Girl I Mean to Be”: The Secret Garden
- “I Heard Someone Crying”: The Secret Garden
- “Alone in the Universe”: Seussical
- “Once Upon a December”: Anastasia
- “Quiet”: Matilda
- “Healing Incantation”: Tangled
- “Lonely Girl”: Freckleface Strawberry
- “To Play This Part”: Ruthless
- “Castle on a Cloud”: Les Misérables*
- “The Tree”: The Me Nobody Knows
- “Only Pretend”: Peter Pan
- “When I Grow Up”: Matilda
This is certainly not an exhaustive list. I will continue to update this as I find more songs!
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